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As a writer I’m always reaching and striving for that vote of confidence from the artist or music producer I’m writing for. It’s important to me to be able to relay an emotion or situation they can relate to in the song. Many times, I’ve heard: “This is too wordy” or “This is dated” (meaning it sounds like something too old school) or “This is too sexy” or “This is not sexy enough”. Before I made songwriting my professional job, I didn’t question anything I wrote. I had no limits and I had the liberty of free expression. Today I ask myself, where is MY vote of confidence? Oftentimes, we let our talents fall privy to political and popular guidelines and putting ourselves on the backburner of true expression. If you really look at those who made it big in this business, they made it because they didn’t hold back on who they were or their talent. Have I fallen from grace just to please the ear of the producer or artist that says I’m not good enough? Have I forgotten that I write songs and poetry for WE the People? The people who don’t have the luxury to pop bottles every night in the club. The people who don’t have the luxury to throw it in the bag and not worry about the price tag. The people who know LOVE like I know love and how it can be heaven on earth one day and hell on earth the next. Where is MY vote of confidence? Don’t worry I’ve gotten it back! I realize that I’ve written many hit records but the people I presented my work to wouldn’t give it a chance because it didn’t sound like what was on the radio that year. I thank the ones who have given me a chance to express myself in the present and in the past. We’ve created some pretty amazing songs! My message to YOU today is that no matter what….give YOURSELF your own vote of confidence. If you don’t believe in yourself or your talent, you make yourself vulnerable to become someone else’s belief of what kind of writer you should be. That’s not who “YOU” are and that’s not who “I” am! Let’s keep writing our way to success by being confident! God Bless you all.